Joseph Grimshaw, New York Immigrant from Yorkshire and Progenitor of Two Family Lines

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Joseph Grimshaw was from Yorkshire and had a family of eight children with Margaret Wetherold before emigrating to New York in about 1806. He was married a second time after coming to the U.S., to Elizabeth Jane Holden Mitchell-Hadden. They had three additional children. Most (or all) of the children from his first marriage joined the second family in the U.S. The descendants of Joseph and his two families comprise a major Grimshaw family line in North America.

Webpage Credits

Summary of Family History Information

Descendant Chart for Joseph Grimshaw and His Two Wives

Immigration Record

Joseph and Mary A. (Adsit) and Their Descendants in Lorraine, New York 1880
U.S. Census Records of the Children of Joseph and Mary A. (Adsit) Grimshaw

Descendants of Joseph and Mary A. (Adsit) Grimshaw

Brief History of Lorraine, New York

Where Are Oneida and Lorraine in New York?

C Grant Grimshaw, Descendant of Joseph and Mary Ann Grimshaw

Record of George W. Grimshaw, Oldest Son of Joseph and Mary, in Mower Co, Minnesota

Who Was Anna P (Grimshaw) Grow, Wife of William Grow in Lorraine?

Email and Photo of Relatives of Lorraine, NY Grimshaw Family Line

Credits and Reference

Webpage Credits

Thanks go particularly to Dorothy Gillette for making the family history information available and to Redvers Grimshaw for making the descendant chart available. Both are credited below where their contributions appear. Thanks go also to Alida Isham Millham for providing a copy of descendant research accomplished by Henry C Grimshaw on Joseph Grimshaw.

Summary of Family History Information

Dorothy Gillette2 has provided the following summary of Joseph Grimshaw’s family history:

 

Joseph Grimshaw was born on April 5, 1765 at Rawdon, Yorkshire, England. He died on May 27, 1841 at Rome, Oneida County, NY. He is buried in Westernville Presbyterian Cemetery in Western, Oneida County, NY with his second wife, Elizabeth Booth Mitchell Hadden Grimshaw.

Joseph married first, Margaret Wetherald on November 30, 1790 in England, and second, Elizabeth Booth Mitchell Hadden on April 24, 1809, probably in New York.

The following is quoted from Child’s Gazetteer of Jefferson Co., NY, Town of Lorraine – published 1890: “Joseph Grimshaw was born in Yorkshire, Eng., in 1764, and in 1807 immigrated to America and located in Poughkeepsie, where he was employed in a woolen mill for a few years, and later removed to Steuben, Oneida County, where he engaged in farming. He was accidentally killed on the canal in 1841.”

Joseph Grimshaw appears in the 1820 Trenton, Oneida County, NY census, p 244 and in the 1830 Steuben, Oneida, NY census, p 255.

Joseph Grimshaw’s children by his first wife, Margaret Wetherald (all born in Rawdon, Yorkshire, England) were as follows:

Elizabeth

Sarah

Mary

Ann

Martha

Ellen

Abraham (twin of Josiah) b 1806

Josiah (twin of Abraham) b 1806.

Joseph and Margaret Wetherald were married at the Brighouse Monthly Meeting (Quaker) in the Parish of Bradford (Yorkshire). Joseph is listed as a Clothier. Margaret Wetherald was the daughter of Joseph Wetherald, of Bainbridge in the Parish of Aysgarth and wife, Betty. Joseph Wetherald was a farmer

Joseph Grimshaw’s children by his second wife, Elizabeth Booth were as follows:

1. Joseph Grimshaw Jr. was born in 1810. He married Mary Adsit on 10 May 1832 and died in 1880. His birth, marriage and death are according to documentation from DAR ID # 96849, which was submitted by Mrs. Armitta A. Grimshaw Peck. She was the wife of Henry Roy Peck and was a granddaughter of Joseph and Mary Adsit Grimshaw. Joseph Grimshaw Jr. is in the 1840 Lorraine, Jefferson, NY census, p 4 and the 1850 Lorraine, Jefferson, NY census, p 358. His children (from 1850 census record) were as follows:

George 17

Benjamin 14

Stephen 12

Joseph Jr. 10

Adelbert 4

Charles D. 6/12

2. Eliza Grimshaw married John Cogswell; she died before 1869. John Cogswell is listed in the 1850 Western, Oneida, NY census, p 318 and in the 1860 Western, Oneida, NY census, p 519.

3. Benjamin Grimshaw – A family story says that he went to CA and “was lost sight of by his friends.”

Joseph Grimshaw’s (Sr.) parents were Abraham Grimshaw and Eleen (Eleanor) Whalley. His siblings were Ann, Hannah, Abraham, Aaron, William, John, and Benjamin.

Joseph Grimshaw’s grandparents were Abraham Grimshaw and Elizabeth Sandall who were married March 1, 1721. Their children were Aaron b 1722, Elizabeth, Mary, Sarah, Abraham, Mehietabel, Rachel, Rebeckah, Josiah b 1744.

Joseph Grimshaw’s great-grandparents were Josiah Grimshaw and Sarah Ibbitson who married May 25, 1690. Their children were Abraham and Isaac.

Joseph Grimshaw’s great-great-grandfather was Abraham Grimshaw of Rawdon, Yorkshire, England. He had three sons – Jeremiah, Josiah, and John.

 

Elizabeth Booth, Joseph’s second wife, was married twice previously, first to Samuel Mitchell and then to Thomas Hadden. According to family records, her first husband died within days after the emigration voyage of the Mitchell family; there were two Mitchell children. Elizabeth had a daughter, Jane Ann, in her second marriage. Family records indicate that the second marriage was troubled, and Thomas Hadden died of yellow fever after relocating to South Carolina.

Dr. Samuel Mitchell, a grandson of Samuel and Elizabeth, made an entry (in about 1869) in a family Bible, part of which describes the lives of Elizabeth and Joseph Grimshaw as follows (direct quote):

 

In her troubles she received many friendly favours of an English gentleman by the name of Francis Thompson who was the first woolen manufacturer in the United States and through him she became acquainted with Joseph Grimshaw an English Quaker who was also a woolen manufacturer and married him. They soon moved to Peekskill and engaged in the mercantile business and not being very successful they moved to Sauquoit and built a woolen factory. Then moved to Oriskany and built another factory which was far from a financial success. They then moved to Trenton and built another woolen factory and failed. From Trenton they moved to the town of Steuben County of Oneida and purchased a farm called Beam Meadow and during the balance of his life devoted himself to dry farming and dairying business and was reasonably successful. Grandmother found after she married him that he was a widower and had seven children in England. She insisted on their being sent for which was done and she brought them up as her own. She had by Mr. Grimshaw three children, Joseph, Elizabeth and Benjamin. Joseph is a farmer and now lives in Loraine, Jefferson Co., NY. Elizabeth I believe is dead and Benjamin went to California and is lost sight of by his friends.

 

 

Descendant Chart for Joseph Grimshaw and His Two Wives

The ancestors and descendants of Joseph Grimshaw by both of his wives are shown in the summary descendant chart1 in Figure 1. Joseph’s family line goes back to Edward and Dorothy (Raner) Grimshaw (the “Yorkshire” line of Grimshaws) and is described in more detail on a companion webpage. This line has apparently not yet been “tied back” to the original Grimshaw family line of Eccleshill and Clayton-le-Moors. The descendants of Joseph Grimshaw have been extensively researched by Henry C Grimshaw; this research has been provided by Alida Isham Millham. Henry’s work can be viewed at the following location (please be patient; it takes awhile to appear):


Henry C Grimshaw’s “Record of Joseph Grimshaw Sr Family & Descendants”

Figure 1. Ancestors of Joseph Grimshaw and descendants by his two wives, Margaret Wetherold and Elizabeth Jane Booth Mitchell-Hadden. From Redvers Grimshaw and the work of Henry C Grimshaw.

Edward Grimshaw ( – 22 Jun 1635) & Dorytye Raner

|—-Abraham Grimshaw (5 Jun 1603 – 3 Mar 1670) & Sarah ( – 21 Sep 1695)

|—-|—-Abraham Grimshaw (1650 – 1707)

|—-|—-Jeremiah/Jeremy Grimshaw (21 Jul 1653 – 12 Aug 1721)

|—-|—-Marie Grimshaw (15 Oct 1654 – 16 Oct 1697)

|—-|—-Sarah Grimshaw (11 May 1656 – )

|—-|—-Josias/Josiah Grimshaw (25 Apr 1658 – 15 Dec 1722/1723) & Sarah Ibbitson (25 Dec 1667 – 15 Feb 1741/1742)

|—-|—-|—-Abraham Grimshaw (24 Feb 1691 – 15 Dec 1765) & Elizabeth Sandall (5 Dec 1701 – 13 Apr 1787)

|—-|—-|—-|—-Aaron Grimshaw (14 Dec 1722 – 8 Oct 1777)

|—-|—-|—-|—-Elizabeth Grimshaw (19 Jan 1724/1725 – )

|—-|—-|—-|—-Mary Grimshaw (29 Mar 1727 – )

|—-|—-|—-|—-Sarah Grimshaw (3 Feb 1730 – 1756)

|—-|—-|—-|—-Abraham Grimshaw (7 Nov 1731/1732 – 7 May 1786) & Ellen/Eleanor Whalley (1744 – 1801)

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Joseph Grimshaw* (5 Apr 1765 – 27 May 1841) & Margaret Wetherold (30 Jan 1766 – )

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Elizabeth Grimshaw (17 Jul 1792 – ) & Richard Hardwick

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Sarah Grimshaw (3 Oct 1793 – 21 Aug 1871) & Ambrose Watrous (25 Oct 1790 – 21 Mar 1868)

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Mary Ann Watrous (1818 – 21 Mar 1868)

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-John Watrous

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Martha Watrous (1829 – 19 Jul 1889)

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Mary Grimshaw* (13 May 1795 – 1 Jun 1877) & Rev Abraham Ennis (11 Dec 1792 – 21 Mar 1868)

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Melissa Ennis (1823 – ?)

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Mary Ennis (1824 – 11 Nov 1873)

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Andrew Fuller Ennis 11 Jul 1826 – 22 Jul 1864, Andersonville Prison, Georgia)

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Sarah E Ennis

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Ann H Ennis

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Abraham Ennis

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Lucy Ennis (21 May 1831 – 21 Mar 1846)

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Julia Ann Ennis (8 Nov 1834 – 18 Mar 1867)

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Ichabod Hodge Ennis (1786 – 17 Feb 1848)

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Mary Grimshaw* (13 May 1795 – 1 Jun 1877) & Ichabob Hodge (1786 – 18 Oct 1857)

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Ann Grimshaw (7 Jan 1797 – 2 Aug 1823) & John Brooks

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Martha Grimshaw (13 Nov 1800 – 9 Apr 1874)

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Ellen Grimshaw (13 Mar 1803 – 28 Aug 1855)

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Abraham Grimshaw (30 Jul 1806 – 5 Sep 1883) & Lucinda Gillis (1816 – 1 Apr 1897)

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-George A Grimshaw (1836 – 24 Apr 1914) & Frances Burroughs (1836 – 17 Sep 1920)

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Martha E Grimshaw 1838 – ?) & Joseph Johnson (1834, England – 2 May 1893)

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Charles C Grimshaw (22 Sep 1844 – 3 Apr 1930) & Elizabeth Fargo (27 Nov 1842 – 12 Aug 1927)

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Mary E Grimshaw (1847 – bef 1860)

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Josiah Grimshaw (30 Jul 1806 – ?)

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Joseph Grimshaw* (5 Apr 1765 – 27 May 1841) & Elizabeth Jane Booth Mitchell-Hadden (1774 – 1851)

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Joseph Grimshaw (5 Jul 1810 – 22 Mar 1880) & Mary Ann Adsit (27 Apr 1809 – 17 Feb 1891)

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-George Wooster Grimshaw (10 Jan 1833 – 16 Apr 1904) 

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Henry L Grimshaw (6 Sep 1834 – 30 Jul 1899)

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Benjamin Joseph Grimshaw (10 Aug 1836 – 6 Aug 1895)

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Stephen A Grimshaw (16 Jun 1838 – 11 Jan 1907)

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Joseph Grimshaw (24 May 1840 – 2 Feb 1913)

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Clinton M Grimshaw (14 Dec 1844 – 24 Jun 1927)

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Adelbert G Grimshaw (20 Aug 1848 – 5 Jan 1841)

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Charles Delos Grimshaw (8 Apr 1850 – 5 Nov 1915)

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Polly Ann Adsit Grimshaw (adopted) (5 Jul 1853 – 5 Feb 1884)

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Eliza Grimshaw (13 Nov 1813 – 1 Apr 1844) & John Cogswell (22 Apr 1806 – 12 Mar 1892)

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-George Cogswell (29 Sep 1834 – 9 Nov 1898)

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Elizabeth Cogswell (9 Oct 1836 – 1910)

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Sarah Priscilla Cogswell (22 Sep 1838 – 1919)

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Oris William Cogswell (5 Jan 1840 – 9 Sep 1863)

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Eliza Rebecca Cogswell (28 Mar 1844 – 26 Feb 1883)

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Benjamin Grimshaw (1816 – ?)

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Ann Grimshaw (11 Jan 1767 – ?)

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Hannah Grimshaw (30 Sep 1768 – ?)

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Abraham Grimshaw (8 Feb 1771 – 1841)

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-William Grimshaw (20 Oct 1775 – 20 Oct 1775)

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Aaron Grimshaw (23 Nov 1778 – ?)

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-John Grimshaw (26 Jun 1781 – ?)

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Benjamin Grimshaw (13 Feb 1786 – 1811)

|—-|—-|—-|—-Mehetabel Grimshaw (24 Jul 1773 – 18 Oct 1737)

|—-|—-|—-|—-Rachel Grimshaw (29 May 1739 – 1797)

|—-|—-|—-|—-Rebekah Grimshaw (3 Aug 1739 – )

|—-|—-|—-|—-Josiah Grimshaw (13 Jun 1744 – 16 Feb 1791)

|—-|—-|—-Isaac Grimshaw (25 Sep 1692 – )

|—-|—-Rebecca/Rebeccay Grimshaw (23 Jun 1661 – 11 Jun 1687)

|—-|—-John Grimshaw (22 Nov 1664 – 20 Jun 1744

Immigration Record for Joseph Grimshaw

Joseph’s immigration to the U.S. was apparently “captured” in immigration and related records as reported on another page on this website. The entry on the other webpage is duplicated below. More detail on the reference is contained on the other webpage.

18. Joseph Grimshaw, 1812, New York

(Reference:) Scott, Kenneth, compiler, 19793

The fourth Grimshaw to register as a British alien in the War of 1812 was Joseph, who was a clothier in Oneida County in upstate New York (Scott, 1979, p. 1243):

Gumshaw (or Grimshaw?), Joseph, age 49, 6 years in U.S., 12 in family, Oneida Co., clothier (3-8 Aug. 1812)

He apparently arrived in the U.S. in about 1806. He was 49 and had a large family of 12.

Joseph and Mary A. (Adsit) and Their Descendants in Lorraine, New York

Joseph Jr., the first child of Joseph Sr. by his second wife, Elizabeth, was born in 1810 as noted above. According to a history of Jefferson County, New York5, Joseph married Mary A. Adsit and had eight children, all boys. The following information is provided in this reference:

Joseph Grimshaw came to Lorraine about 1835, and engaged in farming. He was the father of eight sons, among whom were Henry L., Joseph, Stephen, Clinton M. and Charles D., who resides in Lorraine. Two of his sons removed to Minnesota. Charles D. is the present supervisor of Lorraine, and his sketch may be found with those of the board of supervisors (p. 633.)

Charles D. Grimshaw, the supervisor from Lorraine, was born in that town April 5, 1850, the son of Joseph and Mary A. (Adsit) Grimshaw, who came into Lorraine in 1840, from Oneida county. They settled about a mile west of Lorraine village, upon the farm where they resided until 1870, when they removed to the village, where the father died in 1880, the mother surviving him until 1891. They reared a family of eight sons, all of whom are now living, except Edelbert, who died in his infancy. This is an exceptional instance, the writer never having before come in contact with such a record as eight sons without a daughter. Charles, the youngest of these sons and the subject of this sketch, received the benefit of the common schools. Completing his scholastic education in 1871, he became a clerk in the store of C.C. Moore, for many years the supervisor from Worth. Here Mr. Grimshaw remained until he became a partner, and continued as such until 1875, when he relinquished his interest in the firm of Moore & Grimshaw. For two years thereafter he was the village school teacher winters, and settling up his business he had in hand during summers. In the spring of 1877, Mr. Grimshaw began business in his own name at Lorraine, and has since continued in the general merchandise demanded in a country store. In 1872 he married Miss Fanny Oatman, daughter of Elijah Oatman, of Adams. They have reared two children, Hattie M. and Allen C. Mr. Grimshaw was first elected supervisor in 1889, upon the Democratic ticket, and has been elected ever year since, both parties acquiescing in his manner of conducting the business of the town. He is a popular man in his town and upon the Board, and his progressive spirit and ideas have resulted in very materially lessening taxation in the town he ably represents (p. 721.)

Additional information on Joseph and Charles D. Grimshaw is provided in a second reference6 (p. 552) as shown below:

Joseph Grimshaw was born in Yorkshire, Eng., in 1764, and in 1807 immigrated to America and located in Poughkeepsie, where he was employed in a woolen-mill for a few years, and later removed to Steuben, Oneida County, where he engaged in farming. He was accidentally killed on the canal in 1841. He reared a large family of children, of whom Joseph was born in Poughkeepsie in 1809, and was reared upon a farm. He located in Lorraine about 1835 and engaged in farming. He married Mary A., daughter of Stephen and Abigail (Washburn) Adzit; of Steuben, who bore him eight sons, viz.: George W.; of Minnesota; Henry L., of Lorraine; Benjamin L, of St. Paul, Minn.; Stephen A., Joseph, and Clinton M., of Lorraine; Adelbert, who died young; and Charles D., also of Lorraine. Henry M. Grimshaw was born in Lorraine in 1834, and was reared upon a farm. He married Emily L., daughter of Leonard and Martha (Gillett) Bullock, of Worth, in 1858, and bought the farm now occupied by Stephen Grimshaw, to whom he sold the farm. He then removed to the town of Worth, where he purchased 170 acres, and there remained about 15 years, returning to Lorraine in 1884. He has had two sons and two daughters, viz.: Sevilla M., who married Eugene Greenly and died in 1888; Libbie J., who married Eben M. Ramsey, of Lorraine; Levi H., born in 1866, now a resident of this town; and George B., born in 1868, a student in Adams Collegiate Institute. Mr. Grimshaw has held various town offices, including those of assessor and commissioner of highways.

Charles D. Grimshaw, son of Joseph and Mary A. (Adzit) Grimshaw, was born in Lorraine, Apri1 8, 1850. He was educated in Union and Cazenovia academies and Hungerfurd Collegiate Institute. In 1871 he engaged as salesman with Carleton C. Moore, of Lorraine, and the following year bought a half interest in the store, in which business he remained several years. He then taught school several terms. In the spring of 1871 he engaged in mercantile business, and in 1885 was appointed postmaster at Lorraine. In 1812 he married Fanny K.. daughter of Elijah and Harriet (Moore) Oatman, and they had one son and two daughters, viz.: Hattie May, born in 1877; Edna Fannie, born in 1882. died in 1883; and Allen, born in 1884.

A privately published work on John Adsit7 provides considerable detail on Mary Ann Adsit’s ancestors as well as additional information on John and Mary Ann Grimshaw’s children. Mary Ann is descended from John Adsit of Lyme Connecticut. Her Adsit forebears were Stephen and Abigail (Washburn) Adsit, parents, and additional paternal ancestors as follows:

John Adsit

|—John Adsit

|—|—Eenezer Adsit

|—|—|—Stephen Adsit

An image from this publication showing Mary, Joseph and their children is shown below:

1880 U.S. Census Records of the Children of Joseph and Mary A. (Adsit) Grimshaw and Their Families

No fewer than five of the children (and their families) of Joseph and Mary Grimshaw were recorded in the 1880 Census, as shown in a companion webpage. These children included Henry L., Stephen A, Joseph, Clinton, and Charles D. Grimshaw. Their census records are summarized as follows:

 

Census Place:

Worth, Jefferson, New York

    

NY-12

Source:

FHL Film 1254840 National Archives Film T9-0840 Page 335B

     
 

Relation

Sex

Marr

Race

Age

Birthplace

Henry L. GRIMSHAW

Self

M

M

W

45

NY

Occ:

Farmer

Fa: NY

Mo: NY

   

Emily L GRIMSHAW

Wife

F

M

W

42

NY

Occ:

Keeps House

Fa: NY

Mo: NY

   

Elizabeth J. GRIMSHAW

Dau

F

S

W

16

NY

Occ:

At Home

Fa: NY

Mo: NY

   

Levi H. GRIMSHAW

Son

M

S

W

13

NY

Occ:

At Home

Fa: NY

Mo: NY

   

George B. GRIMSHAW

Son

M

S

W

11

NY

Occ:

At Home

Fa: NY

Mo: NY

   

Franklin WILCOX

Other

M

S

W

18

NY

Census Place:

Lorraine, Jefferson, New York

    

NY-15

Source:

FHL Film 1254839 National Archives Film T9-0839 Page 2C

     
 

Relation

Sex

Marr

Race

Age

Birthplace

Stephen A. GRIMSHAW

Self

M

M

W

41

NY

Occ:

Farmer

Fa: NY

Mo: NY

   

Salinda. R. GRIMSHAW

Wife

F

M

W

41

NY

Occ:

Housekeeping

Fa: NY

Mo: NY

   

Chas. B. GRIMSHAW

Son

M

S

W

14

NY

Occ:

Farm Laborer

Fa: NY

Mo: NY

   

Mittie GRIMSHAW

Dau

F

S

W

3

NY

Fa: NY

Mo: NY

     

Jennie FEE

Other

F

S

W

17

NY

Fa: NY

Mo: CAN

     

Peter CAFES

Other

M

S

W

21

CAN

Census Place:

Lorraine, Jefferson, New York

    

NY-16

Source:

FHL Film 1254839 National Archives Film T9-0839 Page 2D

     
 

Relation

Sex

Marr

Race

Age

Birthplace

Jos. GRIMSHAW

Self

M

M

W

40

NY

Occ:

Farmer

Fa: NY

Mo: NY

   

Melissa M. GRIMSHAW

Wife

F

M

W

40

NY

Occ:

Housekeeping

Fa: NY

Mo: NY

   

Liva A. GRIMSHAW

Dau

F

S

W

14

NY

Occ:

At School

Fa: NY

Mo: NY

   

Gilbert J. GRIMSHAW

Son

M

S

W

1

NY

Fa: NY

Mo: NY

     

Fred FEE

Other

M

S

W

16

NY

Occ:

Farm Laborer

Fa: NY

Mo: NY

   

Liva BORDEN

MotherL

F

W

W

77

NY

Census Place:

Lorraine, Jefferson, New York

    

NY-21

Source:

FHL Film 1254839 National Archives Film T9-0839 Page 2D

     
 

Relation

Sex

Marr

Race

Age

Birthplace

Clinton GRIMSHAW

Self

M

M

W

35

NY

Occ:

Farmer

Fa: NY

Mo: NY

   

Nellie A. GRIMSHAW

Wife

F

M

W

34

NY

Occ:

Housekeeper

Fa: NY

Mo: NY

   

Kattie M. GRIMSHAW

Dau

F

S

W

9

NY

Occ:

At School

Fa: NY

Mo: NY

   

Fred W. BROWN

Other

M

S

W

21

NY


 

Census Place:

Lorraine, Jefferson, New York

    

NY-2

Source:

FHL Film 1254839 National Archives Film T9-0839 Page 14C

     
 

Relation

Sex

Marr

Race

Age

Birthplace

Chas. D. GRIMSHAW

Self

M

M

W

30

NY

Occ:

Merchant

Fa: NY

Mo: NY

   

Fanny K. GRIMSHAW

Wife

F

M

W

25

NY

Occ:

Keeping House

Fa: NY

Mo: NY

   

Hattie M. GRIMSHAW

Dau

F

S

W

21

NY

Fa: NY

Mo: NY

     

Mary A. GRIMSHAW

Mother

F

W

W

71

NY

Fa: NY

Mo: NY

     

Harriet F. OATMAN

MotherL

F

W

W

52

NY

Interestingly, the 1880 Census also recorded the half-brother of Joseph Grimshaw, Jr – Abraham – still living in Oneida County, where Joseph came from. The record for Abraham and Lucinda Grimshaw is as follows:

 

Census Place:

Stillville, Oneida, New York

    

NY-1

Source:

FHL Film 1254903 National Archives Film T9-0903 Page 208D

     
 

Relation

Sex

Marr

Race

Age

Birthplace

Abraham GRIMSHAW

Self

M

M

W

73

ENGLAND

Occ:

Day Laborer

Fa: ENG

Mo: ENG

   

Lucinda GRIMSHAW

Wife

F

M

W

63

NY

Abraham was one of the children of Joseph Grimshaw and his first wife, Margaret, and was also one of the children that his second wife insisted be brought to the U.S. from England.

Another Grimshaw, a George, is shown living nearby and was most likely the son of Abraham and Lucinda Grimshaw; the record is shown below:

 

Census Place:

Stillville, Oneida, New York

    

NY-14

Source:

FHL Film 1254903 National Archives Film T9-0903 Page 208D

     
 

Relation

Sex

Marr

Race

Age

Birthplace

George GRIMSHAW

Self

M

M

W

44

NY

Occ:

Day Laborer

Fa: ENG

Mo: NY

   

Francis GRIMSHAW

Wife

F

M

W

43

NY

Occ:

Keeping House

Fa: NY

Mo: NY

   

Charles GRIMSHAW

Son

M

S

W

12

NY

Occ:

At School

Fa: NY

Mo: NY

   

Cora B. GRIMSHAW

Dau

F

S

W

7

NY

Occ:

At School

Fa: NY

Mo: NY

   

Elmer GRIMSHAW

Son

M

S

W

3

NY

Descendants of Joseph and Mary A (Adsit) Grimshaw

As noted, Joseph and Mary Ann Grimshaw had eight children, all boys, all but one of which apparently survived to adulthood and left numerous descendants in the Lorraine, New York area. A descendant chart for Joseph and Mary Ann, compiled from the historical accounts and census records, is shown below; note that two of the boys married sisters Salinda and Melissa Borden. Perhaps after having 8 boys, Joseph and Mary Ann decided not to try again for a natural daughter, but rather chose to adopt – Anna Polly Grimshaw – as shown further down on this webpage.

|—-|—-|—-|—-Abraham Grimshaw (7 Nov 1731/1732 – 7 May 1786) & Ellen/Eleanor Whalley (1744 – 1801)

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Joseph Grimshaw* (5 Apr 1765 – 27 May 1841) & Elizabeth Jane Booth Mitchell-Hadden (1774 – 1851)

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Joseph Grimshaw (5 Jul 1810 – 22 Mar 1880) & Mary Ann Adsit (27 Apr 1809, Steuben, New York – 17 Feb 1891, Lorraine, New York). Married 10 May 1832, Steuben, NY

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-George Wooster Grimshaw (10 Jan 1833, Oneida Co, NY – 16 Apr 1904) & Larena or Lorena E Hanson (10 Jun 1828, Jefferson Co, NY). Married 15 Aug 1858.

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Adelbert Grimshaw

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Ada Grimshaw

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Ida May Grimshaw

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Rose Emma Grimshaw

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Henry L Grimshaw (6 Sep 1834, Steuben, NY – 30 Jul 1899, Lorraine, NY) & Emily Louise Bullock. Married 2 Mar 1858.

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Sevilla M Grimshaw (11 Jul 1860Lorraine, NY – 21 Jun 1888, Worth, NY) & Eugene Greenly

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Elizabeth (Libbie) Jane Grimshaw (15 Jun 1863, Lorraine, NY – 2 Apr 1947, Parish, NY) & Eben M Ramsey

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Levi Henry Grimshaw (20 Jun 1866, Lorraine, NY – 5 Apr 1929, Liverpool, NY) & Jennie C Butts

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-George Booth Grimshaw (17 Dec 1868, Lorraine, NY – 29 Oct 1934, Liverpool, NY) & Fannie E Lord (25 Oct 1873, Watertown, NY – 9 Apr 1966, Liverpool, NY)

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Benjamin Joseph Grimshaw (20 Aug 1836 – 4 o 6 Aug 1895, Winona, MN) & Margaret I Manning (15 May 1835, Watertown, NY – 25 Jul 1914, Winona, MN)

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Mary J Grimshaw (7 Jul 1859, Winona, MN – 21 Nov 1907, Winona, MN)

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Frank Bruce Grimshaw (7 Aug 1860, Winona, MN – 6 Jul 1931) & Julia Mae McSpadden (30 Aug 1865, Houston, MN – 6 Mar 1957, Berkeley, CA). Married 9 Jun 1891, Clark, SD.

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Benjamin Grimshaw

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Pierre Grimshaw

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Margaret Grimshaw

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Julia Ann Grimshaw

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Joseph B Grimshaw (15 May 1864, Winona, MN – 6 Aug 1865, Winona, MN) & Fanny Deakin (29 Jun 18700, Redwing, MN – 2 Aug 1929, Oakland, CA)

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Margaret Grimsahw (adopted)

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Frederick Clarence Grimshaw (12 Dec 1868, Winona, MN – 6 Jun 1936, Union City, CA)

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Stephen Adsit Grimshaw (16 Jun 1838, Lorraine, NY – ?) & Salinda R Borden. Married 27 Dec 1860. 

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Minnie A Grimshaw

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Charles B Grimshaw* & Emma Flaherty

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Hollis F Grimshaw

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Raymond Grimshaw

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Charles B Grimshaw* & Cora VanBrocklin

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Ivan Grimshaw

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Grant Charles Grimshaw & Mary Atkyns

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Richard Grant Grimshaw & Betty Jean Dietz

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Stephen Allen Grimshaw

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Armitta (Mittie) Alice Grimshaw & Henry Roy Peck

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Margaret Grimshaw (adopted)

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Joseph Grimshaw (16 Feb 1840 – 2 Feb 1901) & Melissa M Borden?

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Liva A Grimshaw

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Gilbert J Grimshaw

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Clinton M Grimshaw & Nelli A ?

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Kattie M Grimshaw

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Adelbert Grimshaw (died young)

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Charles DeLos Grimshaw ( 8 Apr 1850 – Jan 1816) & Frances (Fanny) Keziah Oatman. Married 24 Nov 1872.

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Hattie May or Mary Grimshaw (19 Oct 1877, Lorraine, NY – ?) & Frederick Isham (18 Dec 1872 – ?). Married 14 Sep 1898, Lorraine, NY*

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Edna Marion Isham (15 Apr 1902 – ?)

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-George Charles Isham (6 Sep 1904 – ?)

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Edna Fannie Grimshaw (1882 – 1883)

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Allen C. Grimshaw (1884 – )

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Anna Polly Grimshaw [adopted] (Jul 1853 – 5 Feb 1884) & William R Grow (1852 – ?). Married 1878.


*Information on the Frederick and Hattie (Grimshaw) family is from the AGBI Listing of Grimshaws on a companion webpage.

According to FamilySearch records, Benjamin J Grimshaw married Margaret Manning and had at least one child, Frank Bruce Grimshaw, who married Julia Mae McSpadden in Clark, SD on June 9, 1891 (also added above):

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Joseph Grimshaw (5 Jul 1810 – 22 Mar 1880) & Mary Ann Adsit (27 Apr 1809, Steuben, New York – 17 Feb 1891, Lorraine, New York). Married 10 May 1832.

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Benjamin L or J Grimshaw (? – 4 Aug 1895) & Margaret Manning

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Frank Bruce Grimshaw (7 Aug 1860, Winona, MN – 6 Jul 1931) & Julia Mae McSpadden (ca 1865 – ?). Married 9 Jun 1891, Clark, SD.

The following information was found on the internet on the McSpadden family; the reference to Frank and Julia Mae (McSpadden) Grimshaw is shown in bold. Julia was apparently named after her mother, Julia Ann Grimshaw.

 

William G. McSpadden

Clark’s Rosehill Cemetery is the final resting place of someone who has been depicted to have been instrumental in naming Houston Texas. This information was found in Texas History (quote) Houston was founded in 1836 by brothers Augustus C. and John K. Allen, who paid a little over $1.40 an acre for the total 6,642 acres land near Buffalo Bayou — the same year Gen. Sam Houston’s Texas Army won independence from Mexico in the Battle of San Jacinto. Historians believe that a man named W.G. McSpadden, who served with Gen. Sam Houston in the Mexican War, was instrumental in naming the town after him in 1852.(unquote) William didn’t stop there, when he returned from the Mexican war He went to Neenah Winnebago Wisconsin and married Julia Narracong on January 31, 1850. In the middle 1850’s William and His wife Julia, and two children moved to Looney Valley Minnesota, and a town was started there, and this town was named Houston, and William is suppose to have been instrumental in naming this town. The town is still there but not the metropolis that Houston Texas is. It would seem that Sam Houston made quite and impression on William G. McSpadden.

William G. McSpadden was born in County Down Ireland on November 14 1827, there are other dates but after checking all the census reports this one comes up most often. He died December 8, 1899, At Clark South Dakota and was Buried in Rose Hill Cemetery at Clark. There isn’t much information on W.G. McSpadden concerning his life in Ireland, but he probably came to the United states Circa 1840, He was in the Mexican war in 1847, possibly as a drummer boy. The Mexican war lasted 2 years from 1846 to 1848. When William returned from the war he went to Wisconsin and this is were he married Julia Ann Narracong at Neenah, Winnebago Wisconsin on January 31. Julia was born in Lorraine Ohio November 21, 1834. The McSpaddens lived in Wisconsin for just a few years there oldest daughter “Octavia” was born December 9 1850 at Menasha, Winnebago. WI., and there second Daughter Eudora Frances was Born Oct. 6, 1853 in La Crosse, WI. Shortly after this they moved to Minnesota. On April 02, 1857 William bought 80 acres of land In Looney Valley (named after one of the early settlers) There third daughter Rhoda was Born in Looney Valley, Houston, Mn. The McSpadden’s farmed and had a grist mill. He had at this time one laborer, Andrew J. Narracong, who was a brother of Mrs McSpadden.

William McSpadden and Andrew J. Narracong, Joined the union army in 1862, William was inducted on March 27 1862 as a 2nd Lieutanent, in The Missouri Infantry, company E Regiment 8, and was discharged July 7 1864, as a 1st Lieutenant or Captain. Andrew was inducted Aug.14, 1862 as a private in the Minn. Infantry Company F, Regiment 10 and was discharged Aug. 14, 1865 as a Private. William had a private servant while he was in the army, by the name of Calvin Simmons. When William was discharged and returned to Houston Minnesota, Calvin came with him probably not right away maybe a year or so later . I am saying this because I found in the Census, where William had two laborers and they started the farming operation and Grist mill again. Andrew Narracong was discharged from the army about a year after William G’s discharge and he also joined the farming and milling operation. This association continued until the late 1880’s. when William supposedly sold the farming and milling operation. William McSpadden came to Clark SD in 1881. Calvin Simmons and Andrew Narracong came with him. William filed on land one mile west of Clark (Lincoln Township Sec 2 SE1/4-Sheryl and Don Swanson live there now.) The next Spring his wife Julia, and several of there ten children came with her. The captain immediately started construction of the Northwestern Hotel. He had wagon loads of lumber and construction materials hauled from Watertown and the building proceeded rapidly. As the town grew there was friendly rivalry between the merchants on Commercial Street and those on First Street as to which would become the leading shopping center, and Captain McSpadden joined in with enthusiasm in promoting First Street.

Mr. McSpadden hired someone to manage the hotel in 1887 due to his failing health. He returned to Minnesota for a few years , returning to Clark they lived in their house on West First Street where he died in 1899. Mrs McSpadden died in Sept. 10, 1926, at Long Beach, Los Angeles California. Julia was probably living near or with her Daughter Julia Mae (Mrs F.B. Grimshaw at the time of her death.

The McSpadden’s had quite an impact on the town of Clark, with there ten children, four of the girls married Clark Men, they were Mrs. F.B. Grimshaw (Julia Mae) Mrs. G.C. Griffin, Mrs. Fred Ware, and Mrs. Isabel Jennings, and we Can’t forget Calvin Simmons he was married here while here in Clark, to Rosa Jenkens. Rosa was Born at Mt. Victory Ohio. Calvin and Rosa had four children two boys and two girls, and we can’t leave out Andrew G. Narracong, Brother of Mrs McSpadden. Andrew and Calvin are buried in the McSpadden plot in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Copyrighted 2005 for Clark County and Gordon C. Meyer

Source: http://www.rootsweb.com/~sdclark/WGMcSpadden.htm

 

The farm locations for two of Joseph and Mary Ann’s sons, H.L. Grimshaw (section 28) and Joseph Grimshaw (section 37), are shown below on a map from the Jefferson County, NY genealogical website:

Source: http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyjeffer/1864lorr.htm 

A photo of Charles D Grimshaw, youngest son of Joseph and Mary Ann Grimshaw, was captured in a group photo of the Jefferson County Board of Supervisors for 1894-95, which is shown below. Charles is pictured with the number 1, on the far left of the picture.

Source: http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ny/county/jefferson/1894-1895jeffcosups.html 

Biographies of sons Stephen A and Charles D Grimshaw, and of grandson George B Grimshaw, of Joseph and Mary Ann (Adsit) Grimshaw appear in Emersonand are provided below. The webpage sources for each biography are also included.

 

Grimshaw, Stephen A., was born in Lorraine, June 16, 1838, a son of Joseph Grirnshaw. He was rearcd on a farm and educated in the common schools and Adams Seminary. He began life as a farmer and owns a farm of 172 acres and has a dairy of twenty-seven cows. December 27, 1860, he married S. R. Borden, and they had two children: C. B., educated at Adams and Ives Seminary; has been in the egg business two years and mercantile business for about nine years; is now town clerk of his town, and his wife was Emma Flaharty, and they had one son, Hollis; and Armittie I., educated at Adams Collegiate Institute and is now a student at Potsdam. Mr. Grimshaw is a Democrat in politics, has been highway commissioner in Lorraine two terms and assessor, was collector four years and also inspector. He is a member of the Grange and has been director ten years and now holds that position.

Source: http://history.rays-place.com/ny/jeff-bios/grimshaw-sa.htm

Grimshaw, Charles D., was born in Lorraine, Jefferson county, N. Y., April 8, 1850, and is the youngest of a family of eight sons. He is a son of Joseph and Mary (Adsit) Grimshaw. Joseph Grimshaw was born in Poughkeepsie, N. Y., July 4, 1810, and removed to Trenton when he was ten years of age, where he worked in a cotton mill for fifteen years. He was married in Steuben, Oneida county, N. Y., in 1832. He moved to Lorraine in 1835 and engaged in farming. He used to draw farm produce to Rome and merchandise back. He was one of the leading farmers of the town and one of her most honored citizens. In politics he was a lifelong Democrat and held the office of assessor for many years. He was one of the founders of the M. E. church and as long as he lived he was one of its main pillars. He died March 22, 1880, and his wife died February 17, 1891. The grandfather of the subject of this sketch was a native of England and came to Trenton in 1820 and there erected the first cotton factory in that part of the State. He was killed on the canal. Mr. Grimshaw’s maternal grandfather, Stephen Adsit, was born in 1776. He located in Oneida county on the farm now occupied by Leonard B. Adsit, which farm has been in the family ninety-two years. C. D. Grimshaw was reared on the farm and educated at Hungerford Collegiate Institute at Adams and Cazenovia Seminary located at Cazenovia, N. Y. He began his business life as a clerk in the general merchandise store of Canton C. Moore of Lorraine in 1871, and in 1872 became a partner with Mr. Moore and continued in business until 1875, when the firm dissolved. Mr. Grimshaw taught the Lorraine village school in the winter of 1876 and 1877, and in the spring of 1877 engaged in the mercantile business and has since been very successful. He now owns and occupies a two story building 24 by 60 feet, built in 1892. The public telephone office is in his store and has been there since the line was established in 1884. He married Fannie K. Oatnian of Adams, November 24, 1872, and they have two children: Hattie M., born October 19, 1877, a graduate of the Adams Collegiate Institute in 1896; and Allen C., born June 18, 1884. In politics Mr. Grimshaw is a Democrat, and was postmaster during Cleveland’s first administration. He was first elected supervisor in 1889 and has held the office ever since. He has been a director of the Farmers’ National Bank of Adams, N. Y., since the organization of that bank in 1889. In 1895 he was the Democratic candidate for member of assembly in the First Assembly district of Jefferson county, but suffered defeat as the district is largely Republican.

Source: http://history.rays-place.com/ny/jeff-bios/grimshaw-cd.htm

Grimshaw, George B., was born in the town of Lorraine, December 17, 1868. His father, Henry M. Grimshaw, was a native of Steuben county, and came to Jefferson county with his parents, Joseph and Mary Grimshaw, in an early day. Henry L. married Mary L., daughter of Leonard Bullock, and through life was identified as a farmer. George B. was educated in Belleville and Adams and engaged in the mercantile business in 1892, being a member of the firm of Grimshaw & Moore at East Rodman. March 26, 1895, he came to Adams Center and at the present time is carrying the leading stock of that town, dry goods, boots and shoes, groceries, paints, oils, hats and caps and notions. Mr. Grimshaw is one of the conservative men of the town, a self-made man of sterling integrity, has ever advanced and supported any enterprise intended to benefit his town and its people. On July 21, 1897, he married Fannie E. Lord, the only daughter of Alfred and Emma (White) Lord of Adams Center; she was born in Watertown, October 25, 1873.

Source: http://history.rays-place.com/ny/jeff-bios/grimshaw-gb.htm

 

Brief History of Lorraine, New York

The brief history of Lorraine shown below is available on the internet at the following address:

http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyjeffer/lorraine.htm

 

TOWN OF LORRAINE

The Town of Lorraine, the middle of the three southernmost towns of Jefferson County, is about six miles square. Oswego County forms its southern border. On the west is Ellisburgh, north are Adams and Rodman, west is Worth, which was part of Lorraine until 1848. Settlement began in Lorraine while it was still part of the town of Mexico, Oneida County. On March 24, 1804, the legislature created several towns, of which Malta was one, but since Saratoga County already had a Town of Malta, the name soon changed to the present Lorraine. Lorraine was noted for its many gorges, and the elevation as well as the cheaper land prices brought many settlers within its borders.

Settlement in the Town of Lorraine began in November 1802. The first permanent settlers were Elijah Fox, James McKee and his wife, Sabra (Fox) McKee who came from the vicinity of Rome by way of Redfield, travelling on foot. They immediately set about building a log cabin on the 50-acre plot they had selected along what later became the state road, about one mile south of the present village of Lorraine. In the spring, Elijah Fox sold his interest to McKee and returned to Rome where he married Sally Barnham of Oneida County. The young couple purchased another 50-acre plot and returned to Lorraine. .

In 1803 several families settled in Lorraine, including Peter and Ephraim Chaffin, Comfort Stancliff, Benjamin Gates, Seth Cutler, John Alger, Clark Allen and Allen Pitkin. In 1804 the William and Isaac Lanfear, Asa and Aaron Brown, and Jonathan Remington families arrived. Mr. Frost built the first saw mill and Seth Cutler built the first grist mill in 1804. The first town meeting was held on the 5 May 1805 at the house of John Alger in Lorraine village. Officers elected were supervisor: Asa Brown; clerk: William Hosford; assessors: Clark Allen, Ormond Baker, and Warren Flowers; constable: O. Butler; poormasters: William Hunter and Clark Allen; commissioners of highways: William Hosford, Michael Frost, and Asa Sweet; Fenceviewers: William Lanfear, Joseph Case and Elijah Fox; Poundmasters: James McKee and John Griswold. In 1806 the town had 128 families, and by the next year 161 voters had the necessary property qualifications. James McKee and Elijah Fox kept the first inn.

Communities:

The village of Lorraine is located at the confluence of Deer and Hull Creeks. John Alger built the first house and the first hotel in Lorraine Village in 1803. The first death was that of A.W. Childs who was killed by a falling tree in 1805. Thomas Stancliff built a sawmill on Hull Creek in 1805. In 1806 or 1807, he was killed by a falling tree and the mill passed to Comfort Stancliff.

In 1806 the first postoffice was opened with Benjamin Gates, Postmaster. Dr. Isaac Weston was the first physician. In 1807 Aaron Brown built the first sawmill in the village. In 1808 Mr Brown built a grist mill and a distillery and in 1809 he built a store in the village. By the census of 1850 Lorraine held 1,511 people.

Winona was a community located in the southern part of the town and at one time had a sawmill, a school, a store, and a post office from 1891 to 1902. The Living Vine Grange was also located in Winona, as well as a tavern.

Allendale, originally Caulkins Mills, was a small hamlet in the northwestern part of the town on the Sandy Creek, about two miles south of Adams Village. It was named after the early settler, Clark Allen, who was Colonel of the 55th Regiment of New York Volunteer Militia from Jefferson County in the War of 1812.

French Settlement was located in the northeast part of the town. It was named after the French families that settled there: LaFevre, St. John, Marquette, Pronto, Revoir and Lermot.

Waterville was a small hamlet of a dozen houses in the eastern part of the town on Hull Creek. It was located just north of French Settlement and two or three miles east of Lorraine village.

Totman’s Gulf and Mooney Gulf were named for the early settlers Calvin Totman and John Mooney.

Churches:

The first church in Lorraine was the Lorraine Baptist Church, formed in 1806. Its first pastor was Rev. Amos Lamson. The church discontinued services in 1917.

The Methodist Episcopal Church began in 1853 with Rev. Isaac Hall. The church burnt to the ground on 16 June 1939 when it was struck by lightning. A new building was erected on the same site. The church is still operating today as the United Methodist Church.

 

Did a Grimshaw Family in This Family Lose Their Lives in a Fire in Cape Vincent?

The following quotation is from Everts’ Jefferson County History

 

Cape Vincent, Jefferson, NY

FIRES AND DISASTERS

Cape Vincent has suffered from fires of which the following have been recalled: a store, hotel, and barns, built many years ago by Mr. Joseph Cross, on the corner of Gouvelle and James street; a sew- and grist-mill at the foot of Gouvelle street, belonging to Theophilus Peugnet; the foundry of Mr. John Forsyth, in 1861; the railroad woodhouse and a large quantity of wood; the elevator on the 20th of September, 1863; the steam “Watertown,” September 9, 1865, when one life was lost; six or seven buildings cornering on Broadway and Market street and running east and west, in the forenoon of February 7, 1866; the shingle-mill at the foot of Broadway, November the 22nd, of the same year; a most distressing accident, fifteen or eighteen years ago at Kent’s Creek when a block-house was completely destroyed by fire, and a poor family by the name of Grimshaw were burned with it beyond recognition; and more sad than even this and all other disasters combined, contrasted with which the loss of property bears no comparison, the burning of the “Wisconsin” off the shore of the Grenadier island during the night of May 21, 1867. Last year (1875) large stacks of gain belonging to Mr. Albert Rice, of St. Lawrence, amounting to $13,000 were totally consumed by fire, which was caused by the friction of some portion of the machine engaged in thrashing the grain at the time. When the elevator was burned 36,000 bushels of grain were in the bins, only half of which was insured. A dwelling-house was saved from the flames a few years ago by incessant snow-balling. An upper-cabin steamer named the “Ocean Wave” was burned near the Ducks in 1853, and twenty-three lives were lost. (Jefferson County History, by L. H. Everts, 1878)

Source: http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ny/county/jefferson/cv/cvdisast.htm

 

Where Are Oneida and Lorraine in New York?

Joseph Grimshaw and his second wife, Elizabeth, settled in or near Oneida, New York. Joseph Grimshaw and his wife, Mary Ann (Adsit) Grimshaw moved to Lorraine, New York from Oneida. The locations of Oneida, between Syracuse and Utica, and Lorraine (red star) are shown on the map below. A more detailed map of the area around Lorraine is shown in the second map.

C Grant Grimshaw, Descendant of Joseph and Mary Ann Grimshaw

C Grant Grimshaw a noted educator in Lafayette, New York, and for whom an elementary school is named (see companion webpage), was originally named Grant Charles Grimshaw. He is descended from Joseph Grimshaw and his second wife, Elizabeth Jane Booth Mitchell-Hadden, who were his great-great-grandparents. The descendant chart for C Grant Grimshaw, shown below, is based on information developed by Henry C Grimshaw and provided by Alida Isham Milham.

|—-|—-|—-|—-Abraham Grimshaw (7 Nov 1731/1732 – 7 May 1786) & Ellen/Eleanor Whalley (1744 – 1801)

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Joseph Grimshaw* (5 Apr 1765 – 27 May 1841) & Elizabeth Jane Booth Mitchell-Hadden (1774 – 1851)

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Joseph Grimshaw (5 Jul 1810 – 22 Mar 1880) & Mary Ann Adsit (27 Apr 1809, Steuben, New York – 17 Feb 1891, Lorraine, New York). Married 10 May 1832, Steuben, NY

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-George Wooster Grimshaw

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Henry L Grimshaw 

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Benjamin Joseph Grimshaw

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Stephen A Grimshaw (16 Jun 1838, Lorraine, NY – 11 Jan 1907, Lorraine, NY) & Salinda R Borden (25 Sep 1837, Panantine Brg, NY – 25 Jun 1934, Adams, NY). Married 27 Dec 1860. 

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Minnie A Grimshaw

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Charles B Grimshaw

* (1 Aug 1865, Lorraine, NY – 27 Jul 1932, Adams, NY) & Emma Flaherty (20 Nov 1870, Worth, NY – 18 Sep 1894, Lorraine, NY)

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Hollis F Grimshaw

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Raymond Grimshaw

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Charles B Grimshaw

* (1 Aug 1865, Lorraine, NY – 27 Jul 1932, Adams, NY) & Cora VanBrocklin (19 Apr 1867, Redwood, NY – 19 Jan 1960, Adams, NY)

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Ivan Grimshaw

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Grant Charles Grimshaw


(31 Jul 1904, Adams, NY – 16 Aug 1997, Syracuse, NY) & Mary Atkyns (6 Jun 1910, Norwich, NY – 22 Dec 1987, Syracuse, NY). Married 21 Dec 1929.

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Richard Grant Grimshaw 3 Oct 1930, Sidney, NY – 1994) & Betty Jean Dietz (4 Aug 1931, Baltimore, MD – ?). Married 22 Aug 1954.

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-David Grant Grimshaw ( 24 Jan 1956, Syracuse, NY – 30 Apr 2001) & Meredith Vanden Handel

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Paul Richard Grimshaw (9 Jun 1960 – ?)

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Stephen Allen Grimshaw

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Armitta (Mittie) Alice Grimshaw & Henry Roy Peck

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Joseph Grimshaw (16 Feb 1840 – 2 Feb 1901) & Melissa M Borden?

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Clinton M Grimshaw & Nelli A ?

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Adelbert Grimshaw (died young)

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Charles DeLos Grimshaw ( 8 Apr 1850 – Jan 1816) & Frances (Fanny) Keziah Oatman. Married 24 Nov 1872.

|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-|—-Anna Polly Grimshaw [adopted] (Jul 1853 – 5 Feb 1884) & William R Grow (1852 – ?). Married 1878.

 

Record of George W. Grimshaw, Son of Joseph and Mary, in Mower County, MN

A brief biography of George W. Grimshaw, oldest son of Joseph and Mary A. (Adsit) Grimshaw, is provided in a history of Mower County, Minnesota (Inter-State Historical Company8, p. 171-172.) This biography is as follows:

 

G. W. Grimshaw, was born in Oneida county, New York, January 10,1833. When three years old, removed with his parents to Jefferson county, where he grew to manhood, receiving his education in the common schools and at the seminary at Adams during the fall and winter, working on the farm through the summer. Mr. Grimshaw was married August 15, 1858 to Lorena E. Hanson. She was born in Jefferson county, New York, June 10, 1828. After becoming of age, Mr. Grimshaw was engaged as overseer of farms in Jefferson county, until 1858, when taking the advice of Horace Greely, came west to Waupacca county, Wisconsin, remaining through the winter, and in the spring (1856) came to Minnesota, visiting Winona, St. Paul, Minneapolis, and to Wright county, after which he returned to Winona, when he with six young men from New York, took claims being at that time a wilderness, their first neighbors, the red men of the forest. The post office of Aurora, was established, through their influence, six weeks after their arrival. Mr. Grimshaw remained on his claim until the fall of 1857, when he returned to New York, at which time he was married, the next August, as above stated. After remaining a few weeks Mr. Grimshaw, with his wife, started for their new home in Minnesota, coming from Milwaukee by team. He lived on his first claim until the spring of 1867, when he sold out and bought the farm on which he now resides in section 15, in Lansing township. In 1884 he had 160 acres under a good state of cultivation. Mr. and Mrs. Grimshaw are members of the Methodist Church at Austin. Mr. Grimshaw in politics, is a staunch Republican, and while a resident of Steele county, was a member of the board of supervisors, and was also clerk of his town two years. Since coming to Mower county, has held local offices, and on the organization of the Mower county Agricultural Society, was elected President two terms in succession, which position he still holds. Mr. Grimshaw is also president of the Farmer’s Alliance, which is in a very prosperous condition. Mr. and Mrs. Grimshaw are parents of two children, Ida M. and Rose E.

 

George W. and Lorena (Hanson) Grimshaw were recorded in the 1880 U.S. Census as shown in a companion webpage. The record is reproduced below:

 

Census Place:

Lansing, Mower, Minnesota

    

MN-2

Source:

FHL Film 1254626 National Archives Film T9-0626 Page 575A

     
 

Relation

Sex

Marr

Race

Age

Birthplace

G. W. GRIMSHAW

Self

M

M

W

47

NEW YORK

Occ:

Farmer

Fa: NY

Mo: NY

   

Larena GRIMSHAW

Wife

F

M

W

52

NEW YORK

Occ:

Keeping House

Fa: NH

Mo: NH

   

Ida May GRIMSHAW

Dau

F

S

W

16

MN

Fa: NY

Mo: NY

     

Emma R. GRIMSHAW

Dau

F

S

W

14

MN

The younger daughter apparently reversed her name from Emma R. to Rose E. Grimshaw in the Mower County history described above.

Maps showing the location of Austin and Mower County in southern Minnesota are shown below.

Photos of George and Lorena’s grave in Lansing Cemetery, Mower County, from Find-A-Grave are shown below. The graves of two of their young children are also in the cemetery where they are buried.

 

G. W. Grimshaw

Birth: 1833
Death: 1904
 “FATHER” Born in New York

Lorana E. Grimshaw

Birth: 1829
Death: 1921
 “MOTHER” Wife of G.W. Grimshaw

Adelbert S. Grimshaw

Birth: 1864
Death: 1869
 Child of G.W. and L.E. Grimshaw

Ada E. Grimshaw

Birth: unknown
Death: unknown
 Age 6 Weeks Child of G.W. and L.E. Grimshaw
 
Burial: Lansing Cemetery, Lansing, Mower County Minnesota, USA
Record added: Sep 19 2005, By: K. Pike

Source: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi page=gr&GSln=grimshaw&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSob=n&GSsr=41&GRid=11782872&

Who Was Anna P (Grimshaw) Grow, Wife of William Grow in Lorraine?

Anna P or Polly Ann Grimshaw was first found in the AGBI as the wife of William Grow. Later it was discovered that she was the the adopted daughter (9th child; the first 8 were boys) of the Joseph and Mary Ann (Adsit) Grimshaw family. She was apparently from her mother’s side of the family and was an Adsit before she was adopted into the Grimshaw family.

AGBI Listing (companion webpage)

WoodstockCt Gen10, v. 6, p. 427

One Grimshaw appears in this reference:

2. Anna

The family of John Grow was described in volume 6 of the History of Woodstock, CT. A 7th generation descendant of John was William R. Grow, son of Oliver W. and Luthera Grow. William apparently lived in Lorraine, NY and married Anna P. Grimshaw, who was born in July 1853 and died on February 5, 1884. 

1880 Census Record (from FamilySearch.org)

 

Individual Record 1880 United States Census

 

 William R. GROW
  Male 
 Other Information:
  Birth Year<1853> 
  BirthplaceNY 
  Age27 
  OccupationEgg Dealer 
  Marital StatusM <Married> 
  RaceW <White> 
  Head of HouseholdWilliam R. GROW
  RelationSelf 
  Father’s BirthplaceNY 
  Mother’s BirthplaceNY 
 Source Information:  Census PlaceLorraine,
Jefferson, New York 
  Family History Library Film1254839  NA Film NumberT9-0839  Page Number14D

 

Anna P. GROW
  Female 
 Other Information:
  Birth Year<1854> 
  BirthplaceNY 
  Age26 
  OccupationKeeping House 
  Marital StatusM <Married> 
  RaceW <White> 
  Head of HouseholdWilliam R. GROW
  RelationWife 
  Father’s BirthplaceNY 
  Mother’s BirthplaceNY 
 Source Information:  Census PlaceLorraine, Jefferson, New York   Family History Library Film1254839  NA Film NumberT9-0839  Page Number14D     

Webpage on William R Grow

Grow, William R., was born in the town of Watertown, September, 1852, a son of Oliver W. and Luthera (Rodgers) Grow. Oliver W. was born in Hotmdsfield, April 16, 1818, a son of Oliver Grow, born in Vermont, and was among the first settlers at Houndsfield, where he died in 1859. Oliver W. was married December 31, 1839. He spent forty-six years on the old homestead and then moved to Oswego county and at East Boylston was in the mercantile business. In 1866 he moved to the village of Lorraine and there lived until his death, which occurred on September 6, 1886. In politics he was a Republican and was postmaster for several years. Mrs. Grow died July 12, 1895, The maternal grandfather was killed by lightning about 1832. To Oliver W. Grow and wife were born four sons: Alonzo W., of Iowa; E. J. D., a hardware merchant of Lorraine; William R. and George F. William R. Grow was educated in the common schools and at the age of twenty engaged in pickling eggs at Lorraine in partnership with L. F. Caulkins and carried on a very successful business for about twenty-one years, having done the largest business in the State. In 1892 Mr. Grow bought out Mr. Caulkins and has since continued the business alone. This is one of the oldest and most successful firms in the State. Mr. Grow has a farm of fifty acres and also has a fine residence and a store building occupied by a brother for a hardware store, and in 1880 built in partnership with Mr. Caulkins an egg building 26 by 104, afterward arranged for the store now occupied by C. L. Tucker & Co., and owns an interest in the Lorraine Village Cheese Factory. Mr. Grow was first married in 187S to Polly Grimshaw, adopted daughter of Joseph Grimshaw; she died in February, 1884, and in November, 1886, he married Anna Hitchcock, widow of Adelbert Hitchcock. Mr. Grow is a member of Rising Sun Lodge No. 234, F. & A. M. In politics he is a Republican and was town clerk several years and supervisor four years. They attend and support the M. E. church, of which Mrs. Grow is a member. Mr. Grow and Mr. Caulkins were for some years with F. D. Pierce in the egg business at Limerick, where they did an extensive business, and at present Mr. Grow is engaged with D. C. Dodge of Pulaski, in the same business and has been for about fifteen years.

Source: http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ny/county/jefferson/hounsfield/emersonfamilies.html

 

 

Email and Photo of Relatives of Lorraine, NY Grimshaw Family Line

Thanks go to Robert Langford for sending an email with photo attached, shown below (edited slightly), of Fanny (Oatman) Grimshaw’s uncle, Ormsby Moore, and his family. Fanny was the wife of Charles D. Grimshaw and the mother of Hattie, Edna and Allen Grimshaw.

This is Ormsby Delos Moore and his family (my direct line). Ormsby was Fanny K. Oatman Grimshaw’s uncle. The people in the photo are: l – r Fannie Moore, Ormsby Moore, standing, Fred M. Moore, Adelbert R. Moore, sitting Adaline (Wright) Moore, and Lillah (Moore) Washburn.

I know my Ormsby and his family are distant from the Grimshaws but it does depict the period in Worth/Lorraine circa 1868 and earlier and these families interacted within the small communities of Upstate NY. Adaline Wright was born 1844 Adams NY and daughter of Elijah Wright b. 1781, son of Westwood Cook Wright b. 1757, son of Joseph Wright b. 1721 who’s son’s helped form the Wright Settlement in Adams NY late 1700’s early 1800’s. I think Benjamin Wright was Josephs brother and instumental in surveying over a million acres in the upstate NY area. There were ten children in Elijah Wright’s family.

Lillah (Moore) Washburn married Albert Washburn who descends from Sir John Washburn(e) of England. This family is also well documented by Brent Washburne in his two volume leather bound books of the Washburn(e) family in America.

I know I’m rambling on, but it’s hard not to when so many surnames tie together in a small location for two centuries.

Sincerely, Bob

Credits and References


1Thanks go to Redvers Grimshaw for making this descendant chart available.

2Thanks to Dorothy Gillette for providing this family line information. The text is presented as provided in September 2000, with minor editorial changes.

3Thanks also to Dorothy for providing the quote from Samuel Mitchell’s 1869 entry in the family Bible.

4Scott, Kenneth, compiler, 1979, British Aliens in the United States During the War of 1812: Baltimore, MD, Genealogical Publishing Co., 420 p.

5Haddock, John A., 1894, History of Jefferson County, New York, from 1793 to 1894: Philadelphia, PA, Sherman & Co., 832 p.

6Child, Hamilton, 1890, Geographical Gazetteer of Jefferson County, N.Y., 1684-1890: Syracuse, NY, The Syracuse Journal Company, in 2 parts, 887 p (1st part) and 345 p (2nd part).

7Adsit, Newman Ward, date unknown, Descendants of John Adsit of Lyme, Connecticut:  Privately Published, ca 115 p.

8Inter-State Historical Company, 1884, History of Mower County, Minnesota, Together with Sketches of its Towns, Villages and Townships, Educational, Civil, Military and Political History; Portraits of Prominent Persons , and Biographies of Representative Citizens: Mankato, MN, The Free Press Publishing House, 610 p.

9Emerson, Edgar C, 1898, Our County and Its People. A descriptive Work on Jefferson County, New York : Boston, The Boston History Co., 318 p.

10Bowen, Clarence W., 1930-1943, History of Woodstock, Connecticut, v. 6, Genealogies of Woodstock Families: Norwood, MA, privately published (printed by The Plimpton Press, Norwood, MA), 960 p. (v 6 of 8 volumes)

Webpage posted August 2000, updated June 2001, January 2002, March 2002. Webpage upgraded August 2005 with addition of maps and photos. Upgraded October 2005 with information from Newman Adsit’s book on John Adsit descendants. Updated August 2006 with additional information on descendants, including Polly Ann and C Grant Grimshaw. Updated November 2006 with addition of George and Lorena (Hansen) Grimshaw’s grave photo. Updated December 2008 with addition of images from Adsit family genealogy from the Library of Congress.

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